Accidents involving Uber and other rideshare services can be devastating. If someone else caused the accident that has left you injured and unable to work, you could sue them for compensation that would make it easier for you to pay bills and afford healthcare.
A Covington Uber accident lawyer from Kaine Law could represent you during your legal action. We can investigate your Covington car accident and determine how much compensation you need to pick up the pieces after a serious injury.
Compensation Can Make Your Uber Accident Recovery Easier
Your accident injuries have changed your life in various ways. This is why Georgia state law grants accident survivors up to two years to sue whoever has hurt them. You can find this law at O.C.G.A § 9-3-33.
What kinds of compensation can you get after an Uber accident? That depends on what you have lost. Below are a few of the more common types of compensation you could seek:
- Medical care: For your own health and well-being, it is very important that you can access the treatment you need to make the fullest possible recovery. Money from the liable party could grant you that access.
- Lost income: Whether you lost a few days’ wages or will never be able to work again, the liable party should pay you for that.
- Pain and suffering: Both emotional and physical distress can take a major toll on your health. This is true whether your injuries are permanent or temporary—and you deserve compensation.
- Disability: If you are unable to use your body or mind in all of the ways you did before the accident, then your injuries are disabling. That fact could make you eligible for damages.
- Property damage: This could be especially important for Uber drivers who rely on their cars to make a living. However, anyone who lost a vehicle or another valuable object due to someone else’s negligence could request compensation.
These damages are available to those who suffered a personal injury. If your loved one passed away before they could complete a lawsuit and you now wish to file a wrongful death suit, you could qualify for these damages as well.
As the family of a wrongful death victim, you could also collect money for items like lost financial support, lost companionship, and end-of-life expenses.
How Common Are Fatal Car Accidents?
The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) reports that there were eight fatal crashes in Covington, Georgia, in 2021. That is more than in the previous four years combined. Newton County as a whole saw 29 fatal crashes in 2021.
If your loved one passed away after an Uber accident, we are sorry for your loss. The last thing you need to worry about right now is how to get the compensation you need to support your family during this difficult time. Kaine Law could handle all legal matters for you as you grieve and recover.
For a free legal consultation with a uber accident lawyer serving Covington, call 404-214-2001
After an Uber Accident, Get Help
It is very important that you seek assistance from the right kinds of professionals after an Uber accident. This includes:
- A doctor who can treat your injuries
- A police officer who can respond to the accident and investigate its causes
- A personal injury attorney who can help you figure out the next steps
Our Covington Uber accident lawyer could manage your lawsuit on your behalf. This does not mean we “take over” the case, make decisions for you, and leave you out of the loop until the very end. We make it a point to keep clients involved by:
- Contacting them whenever a new development occurs
- Answering all of their questions about the case
- Explaining each of their legal options in enough detail that they feel comfortable making their own decisions
In other words, your case would still be your case, and hiring Kaine Law would not change that. The only thing that changes is that you would not have to handle all of the complex, nitty-gritty legal tasks necessary to keep a lawsuit moving. This includes jobs like:
- Filing paperwork
- Investigating the crash and collecting evidence
- Quantifying your injuries
- Identifying and contacting the liable party
- Figuring out whose insurance company (Uber’s or the driver’s) should cover your damages
- Negotiating with the insurance company
- Taking the liable party to court, if we feel it is necessary
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Proving You Deserve Uber Accident Compensation
There are four key points that you—or we, as your legal representative—would have to prove before you could receive any sort of compensation. These are as follows:
- Duty of care: This means the other party had a legal responsibility to protect you by behaving in a reasonable, careful way. For example, an Uber driver should obey traffic laws related to speed, right of way, and so forth.
- Breach of duty: You would need to show that the liable party did not fulfill their responsibility to you. Continuing the previous example, if the Uber driver was driving the wrong way, they breached their duty of care.
- Causation: The liable party’s breach of duty directly caused your accident. In other words, if the Uber driver had paid attention to the road signs and driven in the correct lane, they never would have hit you.
- Damages: Finally, you must show that the accident caused by the liable party has done you substantial harm. This means you need to connect your injuries, bills, loss of income, and so on with the Uber accident.
Part of our job is to find enough evidence from photos, video footage, police reports, medical records, witness statements, and other sources to prove each of these four factors. Once we can do that, we can approach the insurer with your demands.
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At Kaine Law, our main priority is you. We can evaluate your case at no charge, and we will never bill you for attorney’s fees until after you get compensation. Call our office today to get started. Our Covington Uber accident lawyer would be honored to fight for the justice and compensation your family deserves.